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Photo Studio photographs and negatives

Identifier: UA 865

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs and negatives from the Photo Studio dated 1922-1996. The materials pertain to athletics, students, faculty, homecoming, building construction and dedications, concerts, devotionals, class pictures, clubs, and commencement.


  • 1922-1996


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Photo Studio photographs and negatives must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Photo Studio (1954-1996) was a support service at Brigham Young University.

The Photo Studio, also known as the Portrait Studio, was first formed in the 1930s to support the production of the Banyan yearbook, and was incorporated into the university's Auxiliary Services in 1954. It provided photographic services for students and faculty, as well as taking photographs of campus events. The studio worked with the News Bureau, and took photographs at university sporting events. It was also involved in the production of instructional photographs and graphics, though in 1972 these activities were transferred to the Instructional Photo/Graphics unit in the Instructional Services Division. Directors of the studio included Joseph Boel (1954-1956), Clark Nelson (1956-1958), Don Pugmire (1958-1964), Jerry Rogers (1964-1968), and James LeRoy Walker (1968- ). In 1996 the studio was closed as part of renovations to the Wilkinson Center.


343 boxes (171.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into six series: 1. Photo Studio historical photographs, 1941-1962. 2. Photo Studio photographs for Banyan, 1963-1984. 3. Photo Studio photographs of Unified Church School System. 4. Photo Studio photographs of students and campus, 1974-1996. 5. Photo Studio photographs of Founders Day Homecoming and Homecoming Royalties, 1930-1975. 6. Photo Studio photographs of student life.


Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; June 2008 and July 2009.

Register of Photo Studio photographs and negatives
Matthew Leavitt
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US